A sprinkle of snow in the air

There is a possibility of low elevation snow early this morning and tomorrow morning, though there might not be “enough to make a snowman,” the Portland office of the National Weather Service ...

Leadership Council gathers update

Mayor Scott Hill and City Manager Jeff Towery hosted a McMinnville Leadership Council video conference last week that provided an update on McMinnville’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Most ...

Local response to Census thus far

Less than half of U.S. households have taken the census so far. By April 1, the national response rate was 38.4%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Oregon was ahead of that, at 40.1%, and Yamhill County ...

Reusable bags safe, but wash often, Ag Dept says

Some shoppers and stores are starting to raise concerns about reusable bags in the time of the coronavirus. According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the bags are safe to use — but shoppers ...

Dundee fire chief placed on administrative leave

Longtime Dundee Fire Chief John Stock has been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation of a complaint that he harassed an employee, gave her unwelcome personal attention, and treated her ...

West Valley fire districts declare state of emergency

The Sheridan/Southwest Polk/West Valley Fire Districts declared a joint state of emergency during a special board meeting this week. The declaration allows the three administrative teams to revise or ...

Newberg library marshals Mask Force

Last week, the director of the Newberg Public Library received a request: could the library staff join local Rotarians to make protective masks for those in need? A group of volunteers quickly responded ...

TVFR firefighter tests positive

A firefighter with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, which serves Newberg, has tested positive for coronavirus, the agency said Wednesday. The employee started feeling ill while off-duty and immediately ...

Photo courtesy A-dec

A-dec to supply Legacy with protective gear

A-dec, a global dental equipment manufacturer based in Newberg, has signed an agreement to begin manufacturing personal protection gear for health care workers at the Portland-based Legacy Health hospital ...

Carlton council will resume talking about ODOT project

Carlton’s City Council will meet Tuesday to resume discussing about the state’s plans for rebuilding Highway 47 through town. The city was in the midst of difficult deliberations about Highway ...

The vacation cruise that wouldn't seem to end

The Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego touched down at Portland International Airport the evening of Thursday, March 26. Off stepped Sheridan City Manager Frank Sheridan and his wife, Rhoda. They collected ...

Submitted photo##Donetta Phelps works at her sewing machine, making masks for health workers and others who need them.

Life savers: Locals cut and sew to help front-line workers

The coronavirus has created a huge need for protective equipment, and many local people are responding by sewing facial masks for health care workers and others needing protection at work, including grocery ...

Graphic by Amber McAlary

Mental health concerns grow during outbreak

McMinnville police are feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the frantic calls from people worrying, unable to sleep, unable to eat and struggling to cope. “These are uncertain times,” ...

Census: You can still be counted

April 1 was a milestone in the 2020 Census, which aims to count every person living in the U.S. and its territories. Once a decade, Americans are asked to report where they were living and who was sharing ...

Commissioners delay consideration of employee requests

Yamhill County commissioners on Thursday ratified an updated policy for employees needing paid leave related to COVID-19, but delayed addressing other concerns related to safety during the pandemic. Numerous ...

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